Philosophy

Karna
By Chaitanya Charan das - 28.9 2016 Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton During my visit to Central New Jersey, on 18th September, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic...Read more...
Why bad things happen to good people?
By editor - 24.1 2017 Imagine watching a movie mid-way. In the movie, a seemingly innocent man is playing with his kids and then some policemen knock at his door and arrest him. You may think this is so horrible “ Why did this happen he doesn’t deserve it ! ” But having...Read more...
Question of the Earth's Shape
Spiritual Science Applied to the Question of the Earth's Shape and Location, Part 3 BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 23.1 2017 Introduction Continuing this series on the Earth, we would like to address three fundamental issues regarding the question of the Earth in Vedic cosmology and what...Read more...
Earth’s Shape and Location, Part Two
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 23.1 2017 Spiritual Science Applied to the Question of the Earth’s Shape and Location, Part Two Why did a dying king ask about the measurement of the Earth? Part One of this paper can be found here. Before continuing with the main epistemological theme of...Read more...
Freedom from feeling blame
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 23.1 2017 Freedom from feeling blame and offense against oneself Our life is full of anguish when others unjustly blame us… we feel offended and angry, and feel a strong urge to defend ourselves. Is there another way, a way to freedom? tṛṇād api sunīcena...Read more...
Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy
Dina Dayala dasa (Dario Knez) - 23.1 2017 Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s? Introduction Jiva Gosvami (1513-1598) is the youngest of the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana[i] who are honoured as genuine representatives of the teachings and faith of Caitanya...Read more...
Lord Shiva and Saint Maanikkavaachagar
By K. Bharath Kumar - 21.1 2017 The saint Manikkavaachagar was born in the village of Thiruvaadhavur (near Madurai) in Tamil Nadu around the 9th century A.D. He was bestowed this name for his gem-like words and captivating devotional verses. Manikkavaachagar (often called ‘...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Rene Descartes, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. V – RATIONALISM  Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Syamasundara dasa: Descartes claims that truth must be self-...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Rene Descartes
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. V – RATIONALISM  Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Hayagriva dasa: In Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes...Read more...
The King of All Mantras
BY: YADAVENDRA DAS - 17.1 2017 The Hare Krishna Maha-mantra: The King of All Mantras When we wake up at one or two a.m. in the morning, we don't take sleeping drugs to induce further sleep. I know some people chose to participate in radio talk back shows. We instead chant: HARE...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Syamasundara dasa: Hobbes is called a utilitarian...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Hayagriva dasa: Hobbes would say that since warfare is perpetual,...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Syamasundara dasa: It is Hobbes who declared, "...Read more...
Disappearance of Sri Guru – Part Two
After the Disappearance of Sri Guru – Part Two: The Dark Period By Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja - 12.14 2017 When the acarya disappears, a dark period comes, just as a patch of black cloud covers up the effulgent sun. It is an unfortunate time, but it is temporary...Read more...
After the Disappearance of Sri Guru
Part One: The Greatest Sorrow By Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja - 12.1 2017 Edited by Madhavananda Das In Caitanya-caritāmṛta, madhya 8.248, it is mentioned how once Mahaprabhu asked Ray Ramananda, duḥkha-madhye kona duḥkha haya gurutara?— “Which...Read more...
What is Samadhi and Mahasamadhi?
By Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - 11.1 2017 The word samadhi literally means sama and dhi – Sama means equanimous and dhi means the buddhi or intellect. If you reach that kind of equanimous state of intellect, it is known as samadhi. The word samadhi has been largely misunderstood....Read more...
Strongly against Mayavada
By Giriraj dasa - 11.1 2017 Why did Srila Prabhupada speak so strongly against Mayavada? Hare Krishna dear devotees, Sometimes this question gets popped up in discussions ‘why did Srila Prabhupada speak so much against mayavada and voidism?’ He went head on against both the...Read more...
Cultural Marxism Explained
BY: SHYAMASUNDARA DASA - 9.1 2017 Cultural Marxism Explained in Less than 8 Minutes Why should leaders of ISKCON be interested in this subject? Throughout the history of the world, many theories and ideologies opposing Krsna's Vedic world view have sprung up. To defeat them...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Francis Bacon
By editor - 9.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Hayagriva dasa: Francis Bacon is generally acknowledged as...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Niccolo Machiavelli, Part 2
By editor - 6.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) Hayagriva dasa: Well, Machiavelli felt that evil in...Read more...
FAITH-LIFT
By Caitanya Caran Das - 6.1 2017 Once a person prayed to God, “Please give me a flower and a butterfly for my garden”. When he opened his eyes, he found a cactus and a caterpillar instead. He was dismayed and wondered why God had misunderstood his request. “Maybe God has...Read more...
Choosing To Forgive
By Mahatma Das - 5.1 2017 Last year I forgave four devotees who were responsible for causing great pain and frustration in my life. Actually I didn’t forgive them of my own accord. I was asked to forgive them – for my own benefit. First I focused on the ways these people hurt me...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Niccolo Machiavelli
By editor - 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) Hayagriva dasa: Machiavelli has been called the...Read more...
It Takes Math
BY: MAYESA DASA (ACBSP) Here is a video for readers, it should be of interest to devotees of Vedic knowledge. In the matter of deciphering the information of the 5th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, I undertook the challenge of searching for a meaning in the texts not subject to...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Duns Scotus, Part 2
By editor - 3.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. III - SCHOLASTICISM  John Duns Scotus (1265 - 1308) Hayagriva dasa: Scotus affirmed that it was the Church's...Read more...
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